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YA Books for Adults

If you’re an adult who reads YA, we’ve got great news!

Our friends over at Booklist published an article featuring 10 YA books that are perfect for adult readers, including SADIE by Courtney Summers and THE HAZEL WOOD by Melissa Albert. Read what they have to say below, and check out the full article here.

SADIE by Courtney Summers
“A teenager sets out to bring her sister’s killer to justice, while a true-crime podcaster visits her dead-end hometown to trace her whereabouts. Alternating between transcripts of the podcast and Sadie’s first-person account of her investigation, Summers’ novel is filled with her trademark biting commentary on sexual assault and the mistreatment of girls and women at the hands of predatory men as she slowly unspools both investigations at a measured, tantalizing pace.”

THE HAZEL WOOD by Melissa Albert
“In this unsettling debut, Albert takes familiar stories and carefully pulls them apart; the end result is a sort of deconstructed fairy tale that, despite its familiarity, gets under the skin. Highly literary, occasionally surreal, and grounded by the hero’s clipped, matter-of-fact narrative voice, it’s a dark story that readers will have trouble leaving behind.” readmoreremove

A “Day’s YA” Sweepstakes!!

What a year!

Emily has been reviewing her favorite YA titles over on Day’s YA for ONE YEAR, and to celebrate, we’re giving away the entire collection of books she’s reviewed to one lucky librarian!

To enter, head to our Instagram (@Macmillan_Lib) and find the below photo. (You can also click on the photo below to be taken directly there.) Once you’re there, you’ll find all of the information on how to enter!

Titles included in the sweepstakes:
THE HAZEL WOOD by Melissa Albert; hardcover
SKY IN THE DEEP by Adrienne Young; hardcover
I HATE EVERYONE BUT YOU by Gaby Dunn and Allison Raskin; hardcover
13 MINUTES by Sarah Pinborough; trade paperback
HOW I RESIST by Maureen Johnson; trade paperback
CARAVAL by Stephanie Garber; hardcover
BRING ME THEIR HEARTS by Sara Wolf; hardcover
IN SIGHT OF STARS by Gae Polisner; hardcover
GIRLS MADE OF SNOW AND GLASS by Melissa Bashardoust; hardcover
CHOOSE WONDER OVER WORRY by Amber Rae; hardcover
I’M NOT MISSING by Carrie Fountain; hardcover
THIS HEART OF MINE by C.C. Hunter; hardcover
FANGIRL by Rainbow Rowell; hardcover
DEAR READER by Mary O’Connell; hardcover
THE RAGING ONES by Krista Ritchie and Becca Ritchie; hardcover
LEGENDARY by Stephanie Garber; hardcover
MIRAGE by Somaiya Daud; hardcover
SADIE by Courtney Summers; hardcover
I DO NOT TRUST YOU by Laura J. Burns and Melinda Metz; hardcover
UNSTOPPABLE MOSES by Tyler James Smith; hardcover
FLIGHT SEASON by Marie Marquardt; hardcover
AFTERCARE INSTRUCTIONS by Bonnie Pipkin; hardcover
TEEN TRAILBLAZERS by Jennifer Calvert; hardcover (PoB)
WONDERFUL FEELS LIKE THIS by Sara Lövestam; hardcover
IN PARIS WITH YOU by Clémentine Beauvais; ARC
ELEANOR & PARK by Rainbow Rowell; hardcover readmoreremove

Day’s YA – ELEANOR & PARK

Hey, YA friends!

Have you ever loved a book so much that you read it again and again and it just keeps getting better? ELEANOR AND PARK is just that book…

ELEANOR & PARK by Rainbow Rowell
9781250012579
Ages 13 to 18

Eleanor & Park weren’t always Eleanor & Park. Their only connection was that they were both high school-aged teenagers that didn’t fit in.

Eleanor is the new girl in a school full of kids who’ve been together since Kindergarten. Tall, red haired, and always in mismatched outfits, Eleanor stands out. Her home life is no picnic either… Park (a half-Korean student in a predominantly white school) spends his time blasting The Smiths and ignoring everybody else around him.

Then one day, Eleanor sits next to Park on the school bus. And during their bus rides, our two favorite misfits slowly fall in friendship—and ultimately in love—while sharing comics and trading mixtapes.

ELEANOR AND PARK is heartwarming and heartbreaking. Eleanor and Park’s transition from seat mates to friends to lovers is seamless and authentic. Rowell truly captures the all-consuming intensity of first love and immediately transports readers back to high school (for better or worse). Kirkus Reviews describes the book best as “funny, hopeful, foulmouthed, sexy, and tear-jerking.” This beautiful novel is all of those things and more, and is perfect for fans of Rowell’s other work, as well as Jandy Nelson and John Green. readmoreremove

2018 YA Fantasy Roundup

It’s the perfect time of year to curl up with a magical, twisty, and sometimes-dark tale. If you’re looking for a good one, here are the 2018 YA fantasies from Wednesday Books + Flatiron Books YA:

THE HAZEL WOOD by Melissa Albert
Six starred reviews & a 2019 BFYA nominee!
Welcome to THE HAZEL WOOD, Melissa Albert’s fierce, captivating contemporary fantasy about a seventeen-year-old girl who must venture into the world behind a pitch-dark, cult-classic collection of fairy tales to save her mother.

BETWEEN THE BLADE AND THE HEART by Amanda Hocking
The first book in a brilliant new YA fantasy duology. As a Valkyrie, Malin has always known that Valkyries have one great responsibility: to return immortals to the afterlife by slaying them. But when Malin discovers that her mother spared the life of an immortal who was destined to die, her world is thrown into chaos.

FROM THE EARTH TO THE SHADOWS by Amanda Hocking
The epic conclusion to the thrilling Valkyrie duology. While dealing with dark revelations about her life and her world, Malin finds herself with new allies—and new enemies. But for all her strength and determination, will it be enough to save the world before it’s too late?

SHADOWSONG by S. Jae-Jones
In this conclusion to the gorgeous and lush Wintersong duology, Liesl finds that life in the world above is not as easy as she’d hoped, and she must return to the Underground to unravel the mystery of life, death, and the Goblin King—who he was, who he is, and who he will be.

SKY IN THE DEEP by Adrienne Young
Raised to be a warrior, seventeen-year-old Eelyn fights alongside her Aska clansmen in an ancient, rivalry against the Riki clan. Her life is brutal but simple: fight and survive. Until the day she sees the impossible on the battlefield—her brother, fighting with the enemy—the brother she watched die five years ago. In this stunning debut, a young Viking warrior must challenge everything she’s been taught in order to survive and protect those she loves. 

LEGENDARY by Stephanie Garber
The #1  New York Times bestselling sequel CARAVAL, following Scarlett’s younger sister, Tella, on a journey to the empire’s capital to fulfill a dangerous bargain. A heart to protect. A debt to repay. A game to win. Welcome, welcome to Caraval . . . the games have only just begun.
FINALE by Stephanie Garber will be available May 7, 2019 from Flatiron Books YA

STAR-TOUCHED STORIES by Roshani Chokshi
From the New York Times bestselling author of THE STAR-TOUCHED QUEEN comes three lush and adventurous stories in the Star-Touched World: Death and Night, Poison and Gold, and rose and Sword.
THE GILDED WOLVES by Roshani Chokshi will be available January 15, 2019 from Wednesday Books

MIRAGE by Somaiya Daud
Two starred reviews!
Star Wars
meets RED QUEEN and THE WRATH AND THE DAWN in this epic fantasy inspired by the author’s Moroccan heritage about Amani, a poor girl who must become the body double of a princess of a ruthless empire.
COURT OF LIONS by Somaiya Daud will be available August 20, 2019 from Flatiron Books YA

WIND RIDER by P.C. Cast
#1 New York Times bestselling author of the House of Night series, P.C. Cast, brings us WIND RIDER, an epic fantasy set in a world where humans, their animal allies, and the earth itself has been drastically changed. A world filled with beauty and danger and cruelty . . .  readmoreremove

Publishers Weekly’s Best Books of 2018

The first of the year-end round-ups has arrived, and we are happy to share Publishers Weekly’s Best Books of 2018!

Fiction
KUDOS by Rachel Cusk
SHE WOULD BE KING by Wayétu Moore

Mystery/Thriller
CITY OF INK by Elsa Hart
NINE PERFECT STRANGERS by Liane Moriarty

SF/Fantasy/Horror
THE CALCULATING STARS by Mary Robinette Kowal
THE MERRY SPINSTER: Tales of Everyday Horror by Daniel Mallory Ortberg
WITCHMARK by C.L. Polk

Comics
BAD FRIENDS by Ancco

Religion
SEVEN TYPES OF ATHEISM by John Gray

Lifestyle
HYPE: A Doctor’s Guide to Medical Myths, Exaggerated Claims and Bad Advice—How to Tell What’s Real and What’s Not by Nina Shapiro, with Kristin Loberg

YA
SADIE by Courtney Summers

Day’s YA – IN PARIS WITH YOU

Happy Friday, YA pals!

This month’s theme of “books in translation” continues with a sweet French romance…

IN PARIS WITH YOU by Clémentine Beauvais
9781250299161
Ages 14 to 18
Available January 8, 2019 from Wednesday Books

When teenagers Tatiana and Eugene meet during a Paris summer in the suburbs, she is reading Jane Austen in her garden and he is a mysterious (and pompous!) visitor next door. Tatiana is instantly captivated and the pair summer in close proximity without ever fully connecting.

Fast forward ten years. Tatiana and Eugene, living their own very separate lives, run into each other on the Metro. As they slowly reconnect, the two find their roles somewhat reversed. Eugene is now the one overcome with feelings.

Will they be able to put their past behind and start anew?

This fun read was charming and humorous. Beauvais’ verse is incredible. The occasional rhymes are subtle and you may miss them if you’re not paying attention. And the delightfully satisfying ending is authentic without being predictable. This beautiful tale is ideal for anyone who enjoys their rom-coms sweet, but realistic (think ONE DAY meets ELEANOR & PARK meets I SEE LONDON, I SEE FRANCE). readmoreremove

Two Stars for ECHO NORTH!

We’re thrilled that Joanna Ruth Meyer’s YA fairy tale, ECHO NORTH, has received two starred reviews!

“In this reimagining of ‘East of the Sun, West of the Moon,’ a young woman ostracized for the facial scars she received from a wolf attack finds new purpose when she bargains with that same wolf to save her father . . . A compelling, satisfying romantic adventure with metafictional undertones.” —Publishers Weekly, starred review

“Echo’s story is epic and engrossing. Magic pulsates through every page; every landscape in this alternate Siberia lives and breathes. Echo is fierce, and her love for the wolf is hard-earned and true. Readers will ache when it’s over and want to start all over again . . . A lush, captivating new twist on beloved fairy tales.”
Kirkus Reviews, starred review readmoreremove

NYPL Children’s + Teen Book Buzz

Earlier today, we presented our favorite forthcoming YA titles from Wednesday Books + Flatiron Books YA at NYPL’s Children + Teen Book Buzz. If you weren’t able to attend, here are the titles we mentioned:

A HOPE MORE POWERFUL THAN THE SEA (Young Readers’ Edition) by Melissa Fleming
BIRTHDAY by Meredith Russo
DYSASTERS, THE by P.C. + Kristin Cast
ENCHANTÉE by Gita Trelease
FINALE by Stephanie Garber
GILDED WOLVES, THE by Roshani Chokshi
IN PARIS WITH YOU by Clémentine Beauvais
WHITE STAG by Kara Barbieri
WICKED SAINTS by Emily A. Duncan
YOU’D BE MINE by Erin Hahn readmoreremove

Day’s YA – WONDERFUL FEELS LIKE THIS

Hey, YA librarians!

When the fall frenzies are too much, read this quietly lyrical book for quick relief.

WONDERFUL FEELS LIKE THIS by Sara Lövestam
9781250095237
Ages 12 to 18
Also available in trade paperback

Fifteen-year-old Steffi Herrera is bullied by her classmates, her sister doesn’t get her, and all she wants in life is to become a jazz musician. While walking home from school one day, Steffi hears her favorite song emanating from the nearby retirement home. When she investigates the source, she meets Alvar Svensson, an aged jazz musician who dreamed of fame once upon a time.

The two grow close as Alvar recounts his life as a musician in WWII-era Stockholm and encourages Steffi to follow her heart. Steffi’s youthfulness and determination inspire Alvar to rediscover his spark for life.

WONDERFUL FEELS LIKE THIS is delightful. Alvar’s flashbacks blend seamlessly with Steffi’s present-day narration and their stories intertwine in unexpected ways. Their friendship illustrates the beauty and magic of intergenerational relationships. readmoreremove

Teen Read Week (VOTE FOR CARAVAL!)


Happy Teen Read Week!

Teen Read Week™ is a national adolescent literacy initiative created by the Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA). It began in 1998 and is held annually in October. Its purpose is to encourage teens to be regular readers and library users. You can also join the conversation on Twitter by using the hashtag #TRW18.

In addition to Teen Read Week, the 2018 Teens’ Top Ten voting is now open! And Stephanie Garber’s CARAVAL is a nominee!

Now through the October 13, teens can vote for their three favorite titles from the list of nominees! Encourage your teens to vote! readmoreremove

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